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John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy’s Letter to an Admiring 5-Year-Old Girl She had saved 2 cents to visit the President, and he brightened up her day: “I am sending you this little note to surprise you and to say ‘hello’…”.
29/03/1962. John F. Kennedy led the nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, and not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. He steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched America on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the young, injecting hope and revitalizing faith in the American project. His published correspondence shows that, as president, Kennedy wrote to a number of school children, in letters revealing both heart and humor.This was because Kennedy loved children and cared about them. He is known for having said in a message to UNICEF, ""Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.""  And shortly before his death, he remarked that it was important to pay attention to the needs of children, stating ""We can say with some assurance that, although children may be the victims of fate, they will not be the victims of our neglect.""Not long ago, the Kennedy Library released a letter Kennedy wrote an 8-year-old late October 1961 in response to her fear that Santa Claus would be killed by Russians conducting nuclear bomb testing at the North Pole. “You must not worry about Santa Claus,” JFK wrote. “I talked with him yesterday and he is fine. He will be making his rounds again this Christmas.”In early 1962, 5-year-old Rita Lynn Knights went off to Sunday School with 7 cents to put in the collection box. When she got home, her mother saw that she still … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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